BOSTON, Mass., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Exalead(R), a global provider
of search software for business and the Web, today announced the addition
of a new Wikipedia(R) search application to its exalead one:search(TM)
platform, the technology foundation for Exalead's product portfolio -- from
the desktop to the enterprise and the Web.
Wikipedia has become a popular Web destination for a wide range of
information. Now users of Exalead's Web search engine
(http://www.exalead.com) can search, browse and navigate the Wikipedia
database (http://www.wikipedia.org) with greater ease and satisfaction than
ever before by making use of the company's new vertical search capability
that has been added to the exalead one:search technology platform. The
Wikipedia search application, the first in a series of vertical search
functions from Exalead, can be launched by clicking a Wikipedia tab on the
Exalead search engine's home page.
The currently available application was disclosed by Francois
Bourdoncle, Exalead's co-founder, president and chief executive officer,
during a speech he gave at the 2007 Search Engine Meeting, held here today.
In his talk, Bourdoncle offered a technical perspective on the latest
technologies to facilitate effective human-machine interaction that permit
a more natural search experience. He also offered insight into the
redesigning of the Exalead search engine to better allow people to
dynamically interact with the search engine. The Wikipedia search
application was just one of the enhancements.
"Exalead is committed to continuously delivering innovations that make
search easier," Bourdoncle said. "Exalead believes that people should have
the same experience whether they search on their business' network or on
the Web. The new Wikipedia search application added to our exalead
one:search platform is a tangible output of this goal and demonstrates the
power and scalability of Exalead's platform."
Search by Serendipity(R) Navigation Goes Vertical
The new Wikipedia search feature signals an evolution of Exalead's
patented Search by Serendipity navigation technology which allows a search
to be broadened or narrowed in just a few clicks.
"By employing Search by Serendipity navigation to vertical search,
people looking through a database like Wikipedia from exalead.com are able
to move from one topic of interest to another, from one concept to the next
quickly and easily," Bourdoncle said. "Wikipedia is called 'The Free
Encyclopedia' on the Web. Exalead's new Wikipedia search application makes
thumbing through that information resource quicker and more satisfying."
The exalead one:search platform has always leveraged entity extraction
to automatically return a list of related topics and categories based on
the original search query. Now, with the integration of topic maps, all
terms and categories will be presented in the form of a tag cloud.
Users can then click on a word in the cloud to refine the query.
For more information about Exalead and its enterprise search products,
please visit http://corporate.exalead.com/enterprise or visit Exalead's Web
search engine at http://www.exalead.com.
Founded in 2000 by search-engine pioneers, Exalead is a global provider
of search software for business and the Web. Based on the first and only
unified search technology platform for desktop, intranet or Web search,
Exalead's products provide users with a single access point to information,
regardless of format or location. Its patented Search by Serendipity(R)
navigation system adapts to user habits for a less frustrating and uniquely
satisfying search experience.
The exalead one:search(TM) line of software products - designed for
desktop, workgroup, enterprise, datacenter and Web environments - are in
use by leading banking and financial services, media, consumer packaged
goods, research, retailing and telecommunications companies around the
world. Exalead is an operating unit of Qualis, an international holding
company, with offices in Paris, New York, San Francisco, Milan and Munich.
For more information, please visit http://corporate.exalead.com.
Exalead, Search by Serendipity, exalead one:search and exalead
one:enterprise are registered trademarks or trademarks of Exalead SA.
Wikipedia is a registered trademark of The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. All
other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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SOURCE Exalead, Inc.